Preservation Long Island joins the Peconic Land Trust and others to support plans to establish a center for writing, conservation, and Zen at the influential author’s Sagaponack homestead.
Month: November 2019
2019 was a strong year for Preservation Long Island. Our advocacy services empowered an ever-widening range of preservation partners, and 2020 initiatives are underway.
This year the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) invited Preservation Long Island to be a member of their Natural Assets and Tourism Work Group. We are pleased to share LIREDC’s 2019 Progress Report.
Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, one of America’s first published Black writers, at Joseph Lloyd Manor since the house opened to the public in the 1980s. Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on Long Island before and after the American Revolution.
Preservation Long Island’s Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz was recognized for her work with the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest & Ninevah (SANS) Steering Committee’s efforts to preserve the historically African American vacation community. The Committee’s advocacy culminated in the recent listing of the SANS Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.